barrage

Part of speech: noun

A barrier, as in a watercourse, to raise its depth.

Part of speech: noun

Concentrated fire on an enemy's line to prevent reenforcement.

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Usage examples "barrage":

  1. It was a trying time for the officers who saw the barrage of our guns getting away ahead. - "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
  2. " I was on the last position three- quarters of an hour before the barrage passed," said a young officer of the Suffolks. - "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
  3. Another idea suggested by a glance at the map was the construction of a barrage across the North Sea from the Orkneys to the coast of Norway. - "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.